Clare

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    • #1653

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      I’d tell them, “I asked you for a pay rise, you gave me a pittance, demonstrating you didn’t think I was worth a lot. I’m leaving and we can either be civil about it, or I’ll leave sooner and we can go to a tribunal”

      Easy to say for me, because that’s how I am, for your son this might be too much. But it’s polite and truthful.

    • #1651

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      Get a decent ankle support. Get plenty of rest. Do stretches and pilates to stregthen up the ankle again but only once ready.

    • #1496

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      My bubble is very large – between hundreds of friends and colleagues about 3 voted to leave the EU and most of the rest are well annoyed by it. I am well aware that my bubble doesn’t represent the wider world around us.

    • #1456

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      I ride horses too… this might not be much help but I have chondromalacia in my knee and riding does make it worse. I find some saddles are worse than others – treeless seem to be the most comfortable. Also, try different stirrup lengths and even different stirrups. Plenty of riding without stirrups when possible tends to reduce the pain too. I’ve taken to wearing a neoprene brace on bad days. Also ask your GP for at least a physio referral, if not a proper investigation.

      Also without being rude, how old are you?

      My son has osgood schlatters disease and if he rides short for jumping he gets knee pain. He had physio to strengthen his quads and hamstrings.

    • #1451

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      We rented one for a weeks holiday and were somewhat disappointed. First big thing was not having transport when you get to the campsite, plus getting supplies is a challenge as they’re too big to park! You couldnt really shower in the van, and found everything a little cramped. We bought a caravan instead, a bit more space plus once it’s parked up you can get to other places.

    • #1428

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      I’ve had it done twice to one of my front teeth as there was a small pocket of infection left after the first time, so after a couple of years, I had to have it redone. I had it done at our nearby Dental Teaching Hospital – so for all my appointments, there were 6-8 students in attendance.

      I don’t want to bend the truth here, it was very uncomfortable and fairly unpleasant, but for me, it was worth a try rather than go down the implant route – and I am really pleased I did have it done, so would recommend it to others.

      I wasn’t offered any sedation so just had about 10 or so local anaesthetic injections in the roof of my mouth to start with, then the surgeon (it was done in a dental surgical theatre) cut through the gum above my tooth, and then dug out the infected bone (accumulated over 20 yrs!) and replaced it with dental cement. On the first time I had it done, it was at this point that one of the dental students fainted and had to be carried out!

      Unfortunately, on both occasions, my local anesthetic started to wear off towards the end of the procedure and despite promises from the surgeon that he’d top-up if necessary, this didn’t happen. The second time, I actually broke the headrest off the chair as I was pushing so hard against it!

      I would recommend being very upfront with them to say you will let them know that you will let them know if you need a top-up!

      For me, the stitching was effectively done without much/any anesthetic, but he did a good job getting it all stitched and the stitches were left in for a week or so before returning to the hospital to have them removed. I had four or five days off work both time as I felt/looked like I’d done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson!

      They gave me a bottle of Corsodyl and to be honest you don’t feel like eating for a day or so just keep fluids up – and overlap the Co-codomol / Nurofen so you don’t give the painkillers a chance to wear off.

      Having said all that, I’d still hand on heart recommend it – it’s definitely worth the discomfort. Good luck with yours Op!

    • #1238

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      Thanks everyone, I think I better go back to the GP about it as it’s been quite bad today and I had what I can only assume was some kind of attack of it at lunchtime.

      I’m not familiar with POTS really, but it does sound very similar. I’m not aware that I have a racing heartbeat though.

    • #1447

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      Just a thought but is there no way you could be referred to a teaching dental hospital to have it done on the NHS? The dentist I go to is private as its the only one in the village and I pay via Denplan. However, she can refer to the Dental Hospital (Newcastle) which is fabulous with amazing facilities.

      I’ve also had two impacted wisdom teeth removed under IV sedation there over the last few years. In fact, my consultant said I’d qualify for getting an invite to their Christmas party as I’ve spent quite a lot of time there!

      I think they need some of the more complicated cases to use to teach – hence all the students watching but that just forces you to put your brave pants on – haha! It’s only the pre-op checks and the check-ups after the ops that are done by the students but the consultant then comes along and they have a chat about their findings and recommendations. The actual surgery is done by a top teaching maxillofacial dental surgeon.

      Tbh I’m very happy with the arrangement as its important that the students get to have a close look at the procedure (even if they do faint occasionally!) because there’s only so much they can learn from textbooks. I asked the Surgeon how many they have of the more complicated Api’s a year and it was actually very few.

      Anyway, whichever way you have it done (private/NHS) I’m sure it will go very well – it sounds like you’ve got a very good consultant. Even when I knew what to expect it didn’t put me off having it done again because it was so worth getting it sorted! I’d had this low-grade infection over 20 or so years and it was never going to get better with antibiotics.

      Btw on the day, my OH collected me – and he brought an ice pack with him in a cool bag that was wrapped in a tea towel so I was able to ice the area on the way home and it made a huge difference to the amount of swelling compared to the first time – and keep icing it when you get home.

      I’d suggest getting home and just taking to your bed if that’s possible, to get some good rest for a day or so without having to get too much done – so as to give it a good chance to settle down and heal.

      Ps. Sorry for the ramble!

    • #1445

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      I hope your Op goes well and that you recover quickly!

      Ref implants, as I’d had a long standing infection in the bone followed by two Apicoectomy Ops, the Consultant Maxiofacial Surgeon, wasn’t convinced that an implant would take well enough.

      Also they aren’t available on the NHS, which I don’t have a problem with, but when I started to look at the options it seemed to be a very commercial industry. A colleague chose based on price and ended up having to have bone grafts etc.

      Anyway, all the best!

    • #1425

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      Fortunately all this, while major events, are frankly rare to non-existent. And redundancy solutions increasingly reliable.

      We perhaps forget the degree to which a lack of ATMs used to impact us prior to cashless, the frequency of lost wallets and money, and the drip-drip of losses due to inefficiencies of cash.

      Monzo and Starling have been mentioned. Still in their infancy these two banks offer levels cashless service and support a generation ahead of traditional mobile and cashless banking. They should really be the benchmark by which this is judged.

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